Champagne, Terroirs etC…– Printemps des champagnes 2018

2018 PRINTEMPS DES CHAMPAGNES TASTING 15th and 16th April 2018 – Amateurs, professionals of wine and journalists from all over the world joined the winegrowers of the association Champagne, Terroirs etC… for their annual Printemps des Champagnes tasting in Cercle Colbert in Reims. An event presenting the  vins clairs of the last harvest as well as…

Portrait of Sébastien Mouzon

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE MOUZON LEROUX On the North-East hillside of the Montagne de Reims, there is a unique place where you can find a number of tortuous dwarf beech trees called Les Faux but out of the forest, the village of Verzy reveals other treasures… Some of them are crafted by a discreet…

Portrait of Antoine Paillard

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD The Pierre Paillard estate is in keeping with the tradition of the most prestigious champagne terroirs with a supplement of soul and heart: sustainable practices, cultivated here with conviction, love and good farmer sense. On their great terroirs of Bouzy, Antoine, his brother Quentin and their father Benoît,…

Portrait of Benoist and Isabelle Perseval

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PERSEVAL FARGE A broad grin on their face, they host the epicurean on a quest to find champagne goldsmithery… Isabelle and Benoist – proud of their inheritance – cultivate with sincerity, authenticity, pragmatism and determination ‘classic’ and ‘old’ grape varieties. Nestled in the slopes of the vineyard, in the heart of the wine-growing…

Portrait of David Léclapart

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE DAVID LECLAPART Third generation on the estate, David Léclapart is a winegrower of Champagne with an atypical background who manages his vineyard with a lot of humility and following a biodynamic approach. Located between Châlons and Reims, we met at his house with this out of the ordinary winegrower of Trépail – a village…

Champagne Vocabulary

DO YOU SPEAK CHAMPAGNE ? Disgorgement, malolactic, Blanc de Blancs,… What is that language?  Champagne is a very specific wine. It has its own making process called Méthode Champenoise but is has also its own universe: sensations, emotions, flavors, images and of course its own vocabulary. Indeed, in order to describe the diversity of wines, there is a…